Rarotonga, August 3, 2016. – H.E. Mr. Mario Alzugaray, presented the letters accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba (non-resident from New Zealand) to the Queen’s Representative in Cook Islands, Hon. Tom John Marsters, in a solemn ceremony at the Government House in this capital.
Wellington, June 30, 2016.- "Cuba: past, present and future" was the theme of an event organized by Club Latino in this city, to exchange on different topics related to the Caribbean country. Main attraction was a presentation by the Cuban Ambassador, Mario Alzugaray, who exchange with participants on the current situation of his nation, in addition to a comprehensive presentation on the history of Cuba, dedicated to explain the essential elements in the formation of the Cuban nationality.
Wellington, June 14, 2016. In a meeting held at Victoria University of Wellington with Pro Vice – Chancellor Roberto Rabel, the ambassadors of Argentina, Chile, Cuba and Mexico, exchanged had an exchange on the 7th Conference of the Council for Latin American Studies of Asia and Oceania, to be held in December in the New Zealand capital. Academics, politicians, businessmen and personalities from both regions will take part in the event to discuss links between the two sides and encourage greater links, emphasizing the role of the Pacific Ocean as a point of contact.
Wellington, 17 may 2016.- As part of a mission to assist Fiji after the devastating effects of Cyclone Winston, a couple of doctors from the "Henry Reeves" Brigade ended their work in Suva. Epidemiologists Adrian Benitez Proenza and René Aveleira Cutiño departed back to their homeland after more than a month and half involved in diverse tasks in the Pacific Island. During their stay, both doctors worked with local health authorities and had the opportunity to exchange experiences with other colleagues from different countries.